Skin Care

10 Harmful Chemical Ingredients Used In The Fairness Creams and Treatments

There is good news for the people who feel much for being dark in colour. If melanin production is more there will not be any problem to the skin. There will not be even foul smell in this type of skin.  When we go out in the hot sun the sun rays penetrates into the skin and the melanocytes get induced and so the melanin secretion increases. So our skin gets darker. In older days itself the people have tried a lot to become fair.

Even after that for becoming fair many people tried a lot of methods. Now a days chemical mixed the cream, soap, bleaching and facial in the parlors, chemical peelings and treatments like microdermabrasion, botox all are done as fairness treatments. Our complexion is determined by our genes. We can make it bright. But Whitening is not possible. It is important to know the harmful chemical ingredients which are used in the fairness creams and treatments. Here we are going to discuss about the fairness information, treatments to improve the complexion and the side effects of all these.

1. Hydroquinone

It is used in most of the skin lightening treatments. It is considered as a bleaching agent. It is banned in Japan, Europe and Australia. If it is used for a long time without cosmetologist’s advice it may lead to the stage of Ochronosis which is blackening of the skin. The bleaching agent hydroquinone which is used in the fairness creams may be taken side effect less if used from 3% to 4%.Many companies hide the percentage of the bleaching agents. If we use it continuously the skin will become light and will become sensitive and can’t tolerate the environment.

2. Kojic Acid

This Kojic acid is obtained from the mushrooms. If we prevent the melanin to the stratum corneum which is the upper layer of the epidermis we can prevent the face from getting dark. Kojic acid contains vitamin C.

3. Retinoic Acid

This contains the Vitamin A and it is capable of removing the outer layer of the skin. So the lower skin will come out and the people look brighter. Most of the cosmetologists use this retinoic acid along with the hydroquinone and the steroid cream and use it for the fairness treatments. Sometimes it might affect the skin. If it is used more the skin may be burnt and will become reddish.

4. Vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid

The anti oxidant molecules present in the citrus fruits are used in fairness treatment. It is not suitable for the sensitive skin.

5. Lactic Acid

It is used to remove the dead cells with the help of lactic acid present in the milk and the curd and so helps in increasing the complexion. It contains no side effects. So the new cells will be produced in the skin which contains no melanin an gives a bright look to the skin.

6. Arbutin

This is also a healthy and side effect less treatment. The arbutin molecules which are obtained from the berries like Strawberry, mulberry, pear berry and black berry are used in increasing the complexion. This treatments are most expensive. Normally in fairness creams severe bleaching agents are used since it can only make the complexion fair.

7. Steroids

It is used in mainly the fairness creams which are in the category of Faster and better results. But it can cause the permanent scars, pimples, skin allergies and permanent blackening.

8. Mercury

Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong have identified that there is mercury in the fairness creams after researching 36 creams brands. In that 7 products are from China and 5 from Taiwan. The side effects may affect the nervous systems. Mercury is a neurotoxin. It may even failure the kidney.

9. Hexavalent Chromium

The fairness products mixed with this can cause the cancer. But these are not in India. We can be happy out of it.

10. Mercurous Chloride

The fairness products with these molecules affect the urinary system and the nervous system.

In some creams they may contain the steroids which sometimes stop the melanin secretion. Due to this the skin may become fair. But the side effects will be more. No worry! Go natural and create your own natural fairness cream. Next, try these amazing fairness cream recipes that can be prepared easily at home for increasing skin complexion.

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